Texas Governor Rick Perry has been trumpeting job creation in his presidential campaign, and he’s partially right when it comes to the Lone Star State. Nursing jobs and positions in other sectors created in Texas make up two out of every five jobs created since the recession. There’s just one minor quibble: the majority are jobs with the federal government. But let’s look at another state to see how this plays out before we get back to Texas.
Nevada may be the exact opposite of Texas. Housing markets cratered, and gaming revenues that fed state coffers have dropped. Reports, in Las Vegas, note that local hospitals are having to cut back on staffing for nursing jobs due to reduced Medicaid payments. That’s compounded by the job market in other fields, since many nurses are in a dual income household, they may be forced to move with their spouses.
Except if they are one of the several hundred workers the Veterans Administration expects to hire for a new facility that’s expected to open within the coming months. Federal jobs tend to see fewer cuts, and come with benefits that are better than those found in the private sector.
Why Consider Federal Nursing Jobs
In addition to benefits, federal nursing jobs have a number of advantages. For example, once you are in the federal pipeline, you can apply for positions within the government that are unavailable to the general public. There is also a difference in how the government perceives healthcare, especially in regards to veterans of all age groups.
Consider that new Nevada medical facility. It’s going to be close to three quarters of a million square feet in size, and include a number of amazing features. That’s something that’s rare to see in terms of healthcare facility construction these days.
With this kind of infrastructure in place, it’s easy to see that the government would also be able to provide strong job security…but it’s more than that. Nursing jobs also revolve around gaining needed skills to advance your career. And facilities that have the latest technology are more likely to help you gain the experience you need, either to progress or find a new job.
You may have political feelings about what the government is doing, and how it’s managing its spending, but nursing jobs are benefiting from these new projects.